[Comic Book News] Embark on a Fantasy Adventure w/ Image Comics’ SLEEPLESS Vol. 1 TPB

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Writer Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA), artist Leila del Duca (AFAR, SHUTTER), colorist/editor Alissa Sallah, and letterer Deron Bennett will release SLEEPLESS, VOL. 1 this July from Image Comics.

In the kingdom of Harbeny, Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is kept safe by her faithful Sleepless Knight, Cyrenic. But when a new king is crowned, an assassin makes an attempt on her life. As Poppy and Cyrenic work to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court—and of their growing feelings for one another.

Select praise for SLEEPLESS:

“SLEEPLESS is the fairy tale I’ve apparently been missing all my life.”
—Amy Reeder

“The world here is lush in character and color—Sallah especially has done a wonderful job at absolutely saturating Harbeny and its rolling hills and castles with some of the richest, deepest colors I’ve seen in a book.”
—The Oregonian

“A book that feels like a history that almost was.”

“The manner in which Vaughn has crafted the discourse of the characters makes the reader feel as if they have peeked into a different world, but one that is very real and very old. The whole thing feels natural and organic. Along with this is the art of Leila del Luca and Alissa Sallah, a style that is both soft and crisp with an almost stained glass like quality to it that lends the whole thing a certain etherealness.”

“A lushly illustrated fantasy world, with plenty of hints of dark magic, animal familiars, sworn protectors, and dark plots, all hooked around a compelling female lead.”

SLEEPLESS, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0684-4, Diamond code: MAY180073) will hit comics shops on Wednesday, July 11th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 17th. It can be preordered via AmazonBarnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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